But She hit Her….YES people, its Still Domestic Violence!
There’s sad news out of Arizona, where WNBA players Brittney Griner and her fiancée, Glory Johnson, were arrested. Late Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement authorities were apparently called to a home in a Phoenix suburb. According
to the Arizona Republic Griner and Johnson, who both had physical injuries, were swiftly arrested and charged with suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct. Early the next morning, Johnson (who plays for the Tulsa Shock) was released from police custody and Griner (who plays for the Phoenix Mercury) was also released.
When we think of Domestic Violence and athletes….images of high-profile incidents, such as former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s knockout blow to his then-fiancée come to mind. The outcry was muffled when it was between two women. There were no WNBA campaigns launched about ending domestic violence, there was very little news coverage, very little public outcry and I didn’t see domestic violence advocates at the stadium….but it’s still Domestic Violence.
In fact if you look on all forms of social media, you will see that our society is full of good Samaritans that take the time to film fights, share them and even use some of the language during the fight to create a slogan or saying – “Sharkisha noo” comes to mind. The number of hits (no pun intended) on these posts shows how desensitized to violence we as a society have become.
I wonder if the lack of sensational media attention was due to it being between two women. I have no interest in nor will I publically express an opinion about their lifestyle, for me it is about how there is a lack of conversation, one that is not being had regarding the domestic violence as I look out at the world from Under my Tattered Brim.